What about Shock Absorbers?
had to borrow a spring compressor the last set of front shocks/struts I did myself. I will look for you-tube before I tear into the Solstice. I'm old. Thanks
The stock setup uses struts on all four corners. If youíre replacing the entire unit no spring compressor is necessary.
I also found a few weeks ago that, if you can get a friend to pull down on the brake - hard - or use a pry bar to move the lower control arm, you donít have to take anything off to remove the strut. Rears are more challenging than fronts due to the axle, but you can get them out with a little leverage and patience.
When reinstalling the strut, use your floor jack to raise the lower control arm, putting slight load on the spring, before torquing down the four strut bolts (2 top, 2 bottom). Otherwise the nuts will look tight but really wonít be when the car is on the ground.
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Last edited by raygun; 05-12-2019 at 08:26 AM.